Dr. Hofer’s research interests include quality measurement and monitoring in large health systems and for the complex patient, quality improvement in care for diabetes and other common chronic diseases, lack of precision in clinical measurement and its impact on clinical practice, how the ability to measure quality may affect popular policy initiatives to identify and reduce medical errors or set up pay-for-performance systems, and methods for prioritizing interventions in chronic disease and preventive services. His projects have focused on the adequacy of risk adjustment, large integrated healthcare organizations, social and economic factors predicting utilization, as well as the patient, provider, and organizational influences on performance measurement and indicators. His projects have focused broadly on the U.S. healthcare system as well as the VA healthcare system (one of the largest delivery systems within the U.S.), and internationally in Nigeria, Kenya, Bangaldesh, Pakistan, Nepal and India.
- M.D., University of California, San Francisco
- M.Sc., Research, Design, and Statistical Analysis, University of Michigan
- A.B., Biochemistry, Harvard University